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Design & Architecture students display their work at Teeling

Design & Architecture students display their work at Teeling

The evening celebrated the students' transformations of a historic building to a boutique hotel.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery, in the heart of Dublin’s historic Liberties, was transformed into a gallery space on the evening of 9 October, as students from Griffith College’s Interior Architecture and Interior Design programmes showed their work in a mid-term exhibition. 

The students had been tasked with reimagining the historic building at 10 Mill Street, just around the corner from the distillery. The concepts gave students a chance to show off their creativity, from a design inspired by Audrey Hepburn to one in which a glass dome at the rear of the building served double duty as both greenhouse and bar.

Speeches by College Director Dr Tomás Mac Eochagáin and Garry Cohn of Cohn Design emphasised both the skill and the potential of the students’ displays.

Programme Director Britt Berentzen said of the event:

“It was a great night to celebrate our students’ work, and Teeling Whiskey Distillery provided an incredible setting for the Interior Design & Interior Architecture students’ proposals for the reimagining of 10 Mill Street to a small hotel.

“We’re thankful to our students for all their hard work, their lecturer Oisin MacManus for making this happen, to Teeling Whiskey Distillery for their sponsorship and providing a fabulous exhibition space, to Dot Brewery for their sponsorship, IDI for lending us their stands, Garry Cohn of Cohn Design for his passionate speech, and to Tomas Mac Eochagain for his excellent introduction.

“Also a huge congratulations to the Creative Spatial Design winners Ciara Lawlor and Ming Ming Tay. Ming Ming was also offered a 3 month internship by  George Boyle of George Boyle Designs.

“The evening was a great success!”